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Tor-based Anonabox router revises troubled history as it resurfaces on Indiegogo

After a suspended Kickstarter campaign, the anonymizing router returns with promises of a fresh design and better security. But the new story doesn't quite add up.

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German spy agency seeks millions to monitor social networks outside Germany

The prototype real time social media monitor will only look at publicly available data though, according to the plans

Firefox boosts privacy with history-wiping 'Forget' button, DuckDuckGo search support

Now you can erase recent browsing history easily or even search without being tracked, nice differentiators at a time when Firefox is battling to retain market share.

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Biggest ever Tor raid hits 410 underground sites; 17 arrested

Tor users are neither 'invisible nor untouchable,' a law enforcement official says. And the government proved it, with massive raids that closed hundreds of sites.

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DigiCert is considering SSL certificates for more Tor hidden services

The company has received requests for .onion SSL certificates after issuing one to Facebook

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Top messaging apps flat-out flunk EFF's security review

The organization ranked 39 digital communication tools based on security features and best practices

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Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy 'arms race'

Brad Smith is ready for arms-control talks as tech companies and law enforcement fight a running battle on privacy.

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Lawyer: NSA phone records program amounts to 'tyranny'

But a DOJ lawyer calls on an appeals court to overturn an injunction against the phone records collection program

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Adobe's e-reader software dials back data collection after privacy uproar, EFF says

Digital Editions 4.0.1 doesn't send data on e-books without DRM and uses encryption

Twitter's MoPub ad exchange grabs Verizon tracking cookies, and more may follow

The privacy and security critics were right: Third-parties can and are using Verizon's UIDH strings for their own purposes.

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Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

Facebook is also working on a mobile Tor site

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Google project aims to preserve privacy when collecting software stats

RAPPOR has been released under an open-source license

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Germany backs plan to retain personal flight data across EU

Retaining flight data would violate fundamental rights, opponents said

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Is your IP address really yours? EU court to decide the question

If IP addresses are considered personal data, that could be a win for some privacy advocates.

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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.